Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(1):74-76(2010)
Diagnostic features of three nymphal instars of Sturnidoecus bannoo (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera) infesting Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
Sweta Rajput*, V.D. Joshi*, Nayanci Bansal, Aftab Ahmad and A.K.Saxena**
Department of Zoology, Government Raza Postgraduate College, Rampur-244901 (U.P.), India
*Department of Zoology, Government P. G. College, Kotdwara (Uttrananchal), India
**Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Three nymphal instars of bank Myna louse, Sturnidoecus bannoo differ from each other not only any size, abdominal segmentation, chitinization but also in the number of setae occurring on head, thorax and abdomen. Present report provides information on the diagnostic characters of three nymphal instars of the aforesaid louse.
Keywords : Bank Myna louse, Lschnocera, Phthiraptera